Relax & Unwind: The Skin Matrx Massage Experience
We could all use a nice, relaxing massage.
Whether we're stressed about work, sore from a workout, or simply overwhelmed by life in general, something about lying down in a dimly lit room, listening to relaxing music and being at the hands of a professional masseuse melts all our worries away.
Here at Skin Matrx, we provide this experience and take it very seriously. Our masseuse, Rebecca, has 14 years of experience in the massage industry and specializes in Deep Tissue and Lomi Lomi, and will happily customize any massage to meet her client’s needs.
Considering a massage at Skin Matrx and wondering what to expect? We’re answering some common questions – read on for the lowdown on that little luxury called massage therapy.
Why should I get a massage?
The short answer: because you deserve it! Rebecca believes that everyone can benefit from massage therapy as it’s just as important to your overall health as healthy eating and exercise, and Dr. Blanka recommends massage therapy to everyone for stress relief, increased blood flow, and muscle and tension relief.
Why do most people book massages?
While most clients come in looking to relieve the everyday aches and pains from sore joints and muscles, we also find that clients just want that “me” time to relax and destress.
What services are provided during the massage?
Skin Matrx offers a variety of massage services, from Swedish to Deep Tissue. You can also include these add-ons to make your experience even more enjoyable and beneficial:
- Aromatherapy (21 Drops): An aromatic experience customized for each individual client. We offer 21 essential oil blends for the client to choose from, with each having their own specific benefits – de-stress, calm, invigorate, and inspire, to name a few.
- IV Vitamin Therapy: This can be added onto any of our services (including massage therapy) to enhance the client’s wellness, delivering a concoction of vitamins and nutrients directly to the bloodstream. After a massage, it’s the perfect way to add an extra bounce in your step.
What can I expect during my massage appointment?
Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted and checked in. If it’s your first time at Skin Matrx, we’ll ask you to fill out some paperwork for our records. After that, you’ll meet Rebecca and she’ll lead you to the massage room, which is equipped with 21 Drops Aromatherapy. Here you’ll find warm towels and a heated massage table, which can be unheated if you prefer – Rebecca promises that “if a client is going through hot flashes, the bed will not be heated!” You’ll have a choice of relaxing audio (spa music, waterfalls or ocean waves) for a fully immersive experience. Rebecca will briefly go over any concerns you may have and review your health history before starting the service with your desired pressure and time in mind.
During treatment, Rebecca will check in every so often to ensure you’re comfortable with the pressure of your massage and temperature of the room. “Sometimes a client will ask for a ‘deep tissue’ massage but they really want a ‘deep pressure’ massage,” Rebecca explains, “Deep tissue really goes into breaking up scar tissues that may be preventing mobility and may not be a comfortable experience.”
Rebecca’s philosophy is one of giving purpose and honor to what you have experienced. She notes that breathing through the massage and talking through what may be causing the stress helps her to break up a knot. “I like to ‘name’ the knots as friends to give recognition,” she says, “Doing this helps in the day-to-day after an appointment so someone is aware and avoids causing the same pain – if possible.”
When the session is over, you’ll be met at the door with a glass of water and accompanied to our reception area or to our relaxation area while you wait for other treatments. The soothing relaxation area is outfitted with sound/light therapy and modern massage chairs.
What happens if I want to add onto an existing message?
If you find yourself wanting more mid-massage – whether it be time, a hand dip, a foot massage – we will try our very best to cater to your request. We’re more than happy to upgrade or extend the duration of the massage if desired. However, we can only alter an existing appointment if our current schedule allows.
What happens when the massage is over?
Once the massage is completed, Rebecca will answer any questions or concerns you may have, or suggest a frequency of services she thinks will best alleviate your issues. She may also recommend products or home regimens to keep you feeling your best until your next appointment.
Rebecca recommends IV Vitamin Therapy to replenish and flush toxins, and Lymph Drainage as a wonderful way to relieve stress, depression and sleeping disorders. Also, don’t forget to drink! “It’s really important to stay hydrated to flush the toxins that have come up during a massage.”
If you have any further questions, we’d be happy to answer them! Contact us and get one step closer to the tranquility a masterly massage can provide.